Purim is Thurs night Feb 25th through Friday the 26th.  And yes, we will have Covid-guidelines respecting Purim events for students up here at UAlbany. 

See our Purim 2021 page here for more details. RSVP signup form and details all at that page. Form includes both in-person and to-go options for Pre-Purim, Purim Night and Purim Day events and celebrations, Megillah, Hamantaschen and much more! See Purim 2021 page and form on that page. 

The Shabbat one week after Purim will be our annual Cholent Cookoff, this year with an additional Chili option. Ingredient lists should be in no later than the Sunday night after Purim. 

Yes, we will be here for Passover. Seders and holiday meals at the start and end of the Passover holiday. Stay tuned for details on all that, and as we did last year, we will try to mail Shmurah Matzah by request to alumni and students who are home for the holiday. Look for the sign up form for that. 

All events are via RSVP during Covid – current students please check your emails, the whatsapp group or the Covid page on this site for this week’s form. 

see our VIRTUAL page for links to join Zoom’s and Whatsapp’s, our daily FB Live, and other ways to connect virtually. Since our closing in March for Covid-Coronavirus we’ve transitioned to a lot of online programming for both students and alumni. As well as Shabbat-To-Go almost all throughout. 

See our COVID page for continuously (keep checking back as we update it!) updated information on what services and programs we may (or may not) be able to offer during this unusual semester, and what conditions and specifics would be involved, including RSVP system, outdoor seating, limited group sizes, distancing, masks etc. The goal is to provide as much as we possibly can under these circumstances, in a responsible and safe manner, following the guidelines and recommendations. Thanks to all who have contributed to help purchase equipment and supplies to enable this current temporary transition. And thanks to those alumni, parents, friends and professionals who have helped us develop protocols and guidelines based on local and national and university health policies. 

See our shabboshouse.org/Covid page (under the “This Week” tab) for the Sukkot First Days RSVP form and a how it will work this weekend. We’re taking this a few days at a time, reevaluating and taking all things into consideration and planning accordingly. We are limiting our to-go Sukkot meals for those in quarantine, but will get back to more to-go meals as things go on. Stay tuned each week has its own schedule, opportunities and challenges! 


SIGNUP FORM for keep-in-touch at Shabbos House.… we send out a weekly email with event updates for that week.  If you don’t get our emails (alumni: a couple times a month, student updates weekly) please let us know so we can add you to the email list. Stay in touch, keep in the loop! 

More updates soon, 
Love, Mendel & Raizy